An angry man is one who’s lost his way,
Adrift within a storm of wrath and hate.
The steady wind of spirit does not sway
To gently guide him through the narrow gate.
We all know someone quick to stew and scowl,
A powder keg just waiting for a spark.
Please love them though their grace has gone afoul,
But don’t let them pull you into their dark.
If you’re an angry person there is hope;
Submit yourself to Jesus all the time.
He’ll lead you to the ways that help you cope;
He is the rope thrown down to help you climb.
The evil men commit is anger made
And leads to certain death where Hell is laid.
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath:
fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
Psalm 37:8 KJV
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Jay, the angry man needs to forgive, forgive, forgive, forgive. Matthew 6:12-15; Mark 11:25
Unforgiveness is like causing the toilet to overflow. Minirth Meyers at Mayo Clinic Co Dependency book
EzekiEL 18:2 says anger brings bitterness too. Forgiveness is the balm of Gilead for all this.
I agree that someone consumed with anger should forgive. Without Christ, forgiveness is an empty shell, soon blown away by the next storm. I advocate submission first, complete dependency upon the Lord, and then forgiveness is a natural fruit of that: rich,full and healing.
submission, & forgiveness go hand in hand. i’m not sure you can do one without the other. Thanks for your poetry!
Karen, I think they’re a little more than ‘hand in hand’. More like joined at the hips and lips… 🙂